Everyone wants a beautiful home they can enjoy spending time in. For me, one of the best assets to invest in is your home. Most of us spend the majority of our time in our homes so it only makes sense to make them as beautiful and comfortable as can be. The question is where do you start? By taking inspiration from homes you admire and taking into account the things that stand out to you. Here is a list of 7 things most beautiful houses always have.
1. Beautiful homes have decor that flows
Beautiful homes tend to have decor that transitions smoothly from one room to the next. They have a theme that runs through most of the house. The theme could the most subtlest of detail or a more obvious one. An example could be bespoke blinds that match the theme of the house throughout. It also could be a particular type of artwork or colour. Whatever the running theme is, the transition from one room to the next is easy on the eye, feels natural, and isn’t too sudden or abrupt.
2. Beautiful homes have cosy feel
The most beautiful houses always feel like home. They look like they are lived in and feel welcoming the moment you step in through the front door. Cosy homes always have personal touches such as family photos. Pieces of furniture included in a home that have sentimental value also add some coziness and a personal touch due to the uniqueness of these items. Warm rugs, inviting colours, fresh scents and flowers are all traits of a home that feels lived in.
3. Beautiful homes smell nice
Have you ever visited a home and you found the scent inside beautiful and unforgettable? No matter how nice a house may look on the outside, it is unpleasant when you walk in and are hit by an offensive odour. You associate a house with how it smells. If it smells beautiful, you will associate it with pleasant memories when you think about it even after you’ve left.
4. Beautiful homes have clean surroundings
Keeping your house clean will keep it looking beautiful and presentable. Don’t confuse clean with tidy. It’s impossible to always have a tidy house especially if you have kids. However, regularly cleaning will help you stay on top of things while creating a healthy environment for your family. Clean windows, porches, doors and entryways are the first features people see when they walk up to your house and enter. This is their first impression of your home. Make it a good one.
5. They have well maintained fixtures and fittings
Handles hanging off doors or old dirty paintwork can diminish the beauty of a home. Home owners who regularly maintain their homes are not just keeping them beautiful. They are also investing in the future especially if they decide to sell. It will be much easier to sell a house that is in good condition rather than a rundown one.
6. Beautiful homes have good lighting
Apart from the ample health benefits, good natural light makes a room appear brighter, bigger and visually pleasing. Bigger windows coupled with magnificent views will make a house look even more stunning. When the sun goes down, adequate artificial lighting is also needed to avoid a home feeling dull and depressing. Getting the right kind of light fitted in the right places is key to achieving a nice feel to your home, not to mention the added beauty.
7. They display a good use of space
Good furniture arrangement and well placed accessories add beauty to almost any home. Putting some thought into how your items are arranged creates a space you can easily use and move around in. Signs of a poorly planned space may include too many things placed in one room resulting in a cluttered feel.
On the other hand, a room thats too bare can also be undesirable. Getting the right balance of what to include in a room is key. If you are not sure, always start with the basics. For example, bedroom basics include a bed, a night stand, lamp, mirror and storage. You can build on from there taking care not to overfill your room.
These are just 7 things that you can do to create a beautiful home for yourself and loved ones. Start with the basics such as taking care of your home and add beautiful items that you love as you go along. If you are stuck on where to start with your design style, be sure to read my post on how you can identify your personal interior decor style.
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